Tsuba with design of Kannon

Japanese
Edo period
Early 19th century
Myôchin Munesuke (Japanese), School Myochin School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 8 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2231

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: etching; other metals: copper sekigane, shakudo plugs; decorative technique: engraving

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Inscription

Shinto gotetsuren; Forged from five layers of Shinto iron
神道五鐵錬

Signed

Myôchin Shikibu Ki no Munesuke
明珍式部紀宗介

Provenance

Purchased from Chikami Kiyoomi, former governor of Kagoshima, by Okakura Kakuzo

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund